November 6, 2014

How To Find an Air Ambulance Service

Today air ambulance services are available just about anywhere. This means that if you should ever require an air medical flight while in a remote location, even internationally, you will be able to be transported to a medical facility. It's a good idea to research air ambulance companies before you go on vacation.

Having access to quality medical care is important when you are travelling. If you’re in a foreign country and don’t speak the language it may be difficult to find a hospital. If you fall ill, it's good to know you can count on an air ambulance service to provide your medical transport. To find these companies search for "Air Ambulance" or "Air Medical Transport" online. You should be able to find quite a few results.

Modern Air Ambulance Jets

Today's air ambulances are typically outfitted with state-of-the-art medical equipment that is used by medical crews. The medical crews on board these air ambulances have years of experience and advanced training. They also stay current by participating in continuing education. They can handle any kind of health issue or emergency, ensuring that the patient arrives at the destination safely.

Once you've contacted an air ambulance company they will take all the pertinent information from you regarding the patient that is to be transported. They will then contact the sending and receiving medical facilities and obtain medical records. Once they have the patients history they can assign a proper aircraft and crew.

During the flight it is the responsibility of the medical flight crew to monitor the patient and make sure he is as comfortable as possible. Flight paramedics and flight nurses can administer the patient’s medications, IV’s, oxygen and monitor the patient’s vital signs throughout the flight. Should an emergency arise, they have life saving training needed to resuscitate a patient and use a defibrillator if necessary.

Once the flight arrives at the destination, the medical crew will sometime accompany the patient in the ground ambulance to the medical facility and hand off the patient.

When looking for a reputable air ambulance company, look for:

·         Companies that own, maintain and operate their own aircraft
·         A perfect safety record
·         Years of experience
·         Quality medical crews and flight crews
·         Extra services like patient advocacy and bed-to-bed service.
·         Operate jet aircraft

A high quality air ambulance company should offer these services and more. For more information on air ambulance and medical flight services, visit

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